Cyclist Ian Stannard in the running for Olympic road race place

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IAN Stannard is among eight short-listed riders to make the Great Britain road cycling squad for the London Olympics.

The Milton Keynes rider is named alongside Mark Cavendish, Steve Cummings, Chris Froome, Jeremy Hunt, David Millar, Ben Swift and Bradley Wiggins, with five places available.

If he is confirmed in the squad, the 25-year-old – who races for Team Sky – will be the fifth man from the city confirmed as taking part in the Games.

Greg Rutherford (long jump), Mervlin Luckwell (javelin), Bobby White (handball) and Andrew Baggaley (table tennis) have already booked their places, while 400m runner Chris Clarke is likely to find out whether he will make the athletics team at the Olympic Trials in Birmingham next weekend.